Career Advising Resources & Information
Career and Transfer Center
Advisors are here to help you land a job from start to finish! Whether you are exploring career options or polishing your interview skills, we're here to help you at all states of your job search. Explore our career resources and schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss your future and plan how to get there. Contact the WCJC Career and Transfer Center for additional information related to career advising and to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.
Career Resources and Staff funded by a Title V HSI Grant. Learn more.
Quick Access Resources
Handshake connects WCJC students and alumni with employers. Create your free account, upload your resume and start searching for jobs and internships today. Get Started with Handshake.
Career Coach is a free online resource for WCJC students offering interest assessments to help you identify and explore your interests and career options.
Skills2Succeed Academy offers learning modules that teach students the skills they will need to be successful in the workplace. The Academy offers a wide range of topics for students to explore that will give you a leg up on your competition as you apply for jobs, so start learning today!
BUILDING YOUR CAREER - a presentation series dedicated to helping students build their career
Workshop 4 - Interview Skills
Mar 21 - 12:00-2:00 PM. Wharton Campus - Library Sympodium Room
Through a partnership between WCJC and ParkerDewey, you can access short-term, flexible, real-world, PAID experiences! Create your profile in less than 10 minutes and start applying today.
WCJC offers $500 scholarships for students who are participating in an internship, co-op or other applied learning experience. Apply today.
Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, CareerOneStop offers hundreds of video presentations about various careers to give you insight about what it means to do the job of your dreams. Discover new career possibilities and learn what you need to do in order to land a career in your dream field!
In coordination with the 60x30 TX plan, College for all Texans provides you with valuable information about financial aid, degree programs across the state, and admission requirements. If you’re interested in specific guidance about your academic opportunities, this is a great place to start!
A worldwide association of engineers who ensure people everywhere understand how engineers, technicians, and technologists make the world a better place. If you’re thinking about going into engineering of any kind, be sure to visit this website today!
Discover occupations based on type of industry and required education level. You’ll find insight into salary, job outlook, descriptions, and general job searching tips. If you’re just beginning to think about what you’d like to do for a career, O*Net is a great place to start brainstorming!
Sponsored by the U.S. Bereau of Labor Statistics, the OOH is your way to research the outlook of careers and indistries. Look at industry trends and the outlook of your chosen occupation.
This website will give you insight into how much earning power your career goals can lead to. Explore various careers and see what the median salary in your area can mean for you!
Have a career in mind but not sure what academic program will get you there? Texas Genuine is a great resource for finding the right program for you! You can also search for a career by academic program or by college. With both academic and technical options, this site is sure to help all students find what they want to do and how to get there!
The Health Opportunities in Texas website is a great resource for anyone interested in the healthcare industry. A complete resource of health and medical careers in Texas, HOT Jobs gives insight into full job descriptions, salary, and educational levels required for various healthcare careers.
This lifestyle and occupation calculator uses data from the Texas Workforce Commission to determine how much income you’ll need to make in order to live a particular type of life. Use this calculator to see how much money you’ll need to make to live the life of your dreams, this can be a helpful jumping off point as you choose your career!
This comprehensive site has career, college, and job resources to help give you a head start on your career exploration process. You can also see example resumes, cover letters, and more to help you get started on your own.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator: This assessment can help you learn more about your personality and what majors and/or careers might be a good fit for your unique personality. Ask an advisor about this assessment.
MyPlan: A comprehensive online career planning tool with interest, personality and skills assessments. WCJC Student Access Code: 5Y3VC66Y
Focus2Career: An online major exploration and career planning tool designed to assist students in exploring occupations, choosing majors and developing their career goals to make informed career decisions. WCJC Student Access Code: pioneers
Kiersey: Personality preference indicator tool.
9 Types: Personality style quiz.
Texas Career Check: Interest profiler.
MyPlan: A comprehensive online career planning tool with interest, personality and skills assessments. WCJC students may get the log-on password from a WCJC Academic Advisor.
Career Toolkit - building blocks to getting a job, resume templates and checklist, letter templates, inteview tips, networking, job search, plus more.
Resume and Cover Letter Guide - resume and cover letter templates and resources
Create resumes, cover letters, and match interests and skills with jobs and internships.
Tips and resources for the career-changer and job-seeker.
Your one-stop shop for Job Search in Texas.
Look up salary ranges for any career by location.
Job search information including in-demand jobs and employment opportunities.
Recruit and Hire a Pioneer
Employers on Handshake can message students with event invites, interview requests, and new job opportunities. You can even customize your employer settings to best suit your company's needs and preferences. You will be able to engage with our WCJC students on campus with a Handshake account!
WCJC Employer Policies and Procedures
Handshake Resource: Getting Started
There are a number of ways employers can connect with students.
- Host an Information Table
- Host an Information Session
- Attend a Career Fair
- Participate in a Campus Career or Networking Event
- Post a Job or Internship via Handshake